Michael Marks, PhD, is the lead psychologist, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) outpatient clinic team leader, and evidence-based practices coordinator at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Healthcare System. An associate clinical professor at the University of Arizona, he is also involved in the Supportive Education for Returning Veterans (SERV) program, which is a cohort-based curriculum designed to help veterans make the transition from military to academic life.
Previously, Marks had served as the PTSD mentor for the Veterans Integrated Service Network, which encompasses Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas. He is also a cofounder of Vietnam Veterans of Montana and has received the Disabled American Veterans Humanitarian Service Award, as well as the 2012 Outstanding Clinician award from the Veterans Administration division of the American Psychological Association.
Michael Marks has dedicated his career to working with trauma survivors, both military and civilian, adults and children, for the last 35 years. He speaks nationwide on issues related to PTSD and has written numerous articles on the subject. “One percent of our population defends us,” Michael Marks has said. “The least we can do is care for them when they get back.... It’s all of our responsibility—employers, educational systems, the whole gamut—because they defended and fought for all of us.”